Tottenham Hotspur bid farewell to midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, who left on loan to Olympique Lyonnais for the remainder of the season. The deal includes a £54-million option, but a report suggests that the French club won’t be exercising that option.
According to French media outlet L’Equipe (via Sports Witness), the wages that Ndombele is on make it hard for the Ligue 1 side to keep the 25-year-old and that the midfielder is ‘not destined to stay’ at the French club beyond the summer.
Ndombele currently earns €350k a month from Lyon, but in the midfielder’s case, that’s not all he’s receiving.
The France international’s Tottenham wages were approximately €600k per month, with Spurs continuing to top up the €350k with an additional €150k a month, and the player taking a loss of €100k.
If the midfielder returns to north London, Tottenham will have to return to the drawing board to see if they can offload Ndombele permanently.
However, his wages will be a sticking point considering not many will want to pay the high fee and salary for a player that’s underperforming even at Lyon.